Here are 12 Amazing Ways to Use a Filing Cabinet That You Would Never Have Thought Of

An OCD dream…

Owning a filing cabinet doesn’t necessarily make you an organized person. In fact, maybe your cabinet is simply sitting around and not being used. That’s why we’ve compiled this list of 12 super-cool ways to use a filing cabinet for things other than files! Remember to comment below and tell us any other ways you can think of too!

1. Add extra organization to a cluttered fridge.

Most families have fridges that are covered with kids’ drawings, notes, shopping lists, calendars, and more. If this sounds like a familiar issue, attach magnets on old file organizers and stick them up there! You can make as many or as little as you like, label them, and get into the habit of using them.

via The Cards We Draw

2. Organize your boxed goods

You can arrange anything from coffee to pasta packets, as seen below. If your boxed goods are often all over the place, this is a fool-proof way to keep them in check. I think I’ll be using this for my tea boxes! You can even paint or draw on the container for a decorative look.

via Vitamin-Ha

3. No more Tupperware without lids

I absolutely love Tupperware, but can’t ever seem to keep my lids in order! There is nothing more annoying than struggling to find matching lids for those plastic containers. By attaching this basket organizer to a nearby surface, such as the inside of your cupboard, your lids will be instantly available at any time! You can also use this trick for other pesky items, such as utensils or even pans.

via Better Homes and Gardens

4. Why not go ahead and file different foods?

You would think this idea was obvious, but I never thought to blatantly file my food. Of course, this only works with food that doesn’t have to be refrigerated, but it’s perfect for things like potatoes, onions, even pastas!

via Mimi’s Crafty World